Colloquia & Events

From its early days, Bryn Mawr has had an international reputation in classical languages and archaeology, and the College is home to a lively community of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty who are interested in classical subjects. Weekly classics colloquia provide an informal meeting ground as well as a schedule of distinguished speakers on a variety of literary, archeological and historical subjects.

Fall 2014 Colloquium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Tea will be held at 4:00 p.m. before the lectures in the Quita Woodward Room, which is in Thomas Library. For more information please call: 610-526-5198; or e-mail ocardona@brynmawr.edu




September 12

News from Abroad: Reports from the Field

Student Reports

September 19

J.E. Lendon, University of Virginia

“What kind of tyrant died when they killed Julius Caesar?” 

J.E. Lendon

September 26

Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware

“From India to Alexandria: A Merchant’s Journey in Roman Times”


October 3

Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia

“Roman Religion, Pisidian Practice: Rock-cut Votive reliefs from Southwest Anatolia


October 31

Daryn Lehoux, Queen’s University
“Creeping Things, Born of Mud and Slime: Questions and Problems in Spontaneous Generation”


November 7

Evrydiki Tasopoulou, Bryn Mawr College

“Mosaic Animals, Astronomy, and Art History in the Pompeian House of the Faun”


November 14

The C. Densmore Curtis Lecture

presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Jonathan Hall, University of Chicago

“Hellenic Homelands: The Greek Diaspora, Ancient and Modern”


November 21

Joel Alden Schlosser, Bryn Mawr College

““Only Things Matter”: Toward a Herodotean Materialism


December 5

Sarah Nooter, University of Chicago

“Choral voices and Ventriloquism in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon